Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Aug 2012 14:57 UTC, submitted by curio
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "ICS, we hardly knew ye. Builds for CyanogenMod 9 stable will be rolling out to our servers tonight. As noted before, this will be the end of the line for the ICS branch of our code; only critical bug fixes will be merged moving forward. [...] Tonight's release is for the majority of our ICS supported devices, the stragglers will catch up, and we will leave the door open for merging in additional devices from maintainers, external and internal. The team itself, will focus solely on Jelly Bean and maintenance of the CM 7 codebase." Already running the CM10/Jelly Bean previews on my SII, and while clearly not as polished yet as CM9, it works just fine. Great work.
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TusharG
Member since:
2005-07-06

Crap app installation on mobile is not applicable in India. We get all unlocked contract free phones from shop. Yet we prefer may prefer to install Cyanogenmod just for fun purpose.

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JeeperMate Member since:
2010-06-12

Yup... That's practically the norm outside of USA. Carrier-injected crapware isn't the norm here either, where virtually no carrier offer subsidized phones.

Manufacturer-injected bloatware, however, is an entirely different story. Thus, I see CyanogenMod as a necessity rather than fun. In fact, I'd be swearing at every Android device ever made if CyanogenMod didn't exist.

Edited 2012-08-11 17:28 UTC

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Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

Manufacturer-injected bloatware, however, is an entirely different story. Thus, I see CyanogenMod as a necessity rather than fun. In fact, I'd be swearing at every Android device ever made if CyanogenMod didn't exist.


Yeah, that's the major motive for those of us not living in the US... getting a version of the OS that's designed to be used, rather than designed to make the manufacturer's product look different from everyone else.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Crap app installation on mobile is not applicable in India. We get all unlocked contract free phones from shop. Yet we prefer may prefer to install Cyanogenmod just for fun purpose.


Yeah, even on a pure Google device like the unlocked Galaxy Nexus, you can get a lot more functionality from custom roms than you can the stock one. For example, Codename is a fully-featured Jellybean rom that myself and my friends are currently running. It has so many cool features that once you try it, you'll probably never go back to stock ;)

I haven't tried CyanogenMod on my Nexus - although that rom is probably a godsend on other devices, on the Nexus (where the rom developer scene thrives), it's usually behind the competition.

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